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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LEADEN

As they approached it, the dull hue that lay upon it resembled that of the leaden sky.

Now the minutes dragged with leaden feet until Dick should come.

The sky was dull and leaden, and cindery flakes of snow were thinly falling.

In the meantime the sun had retired behind thick, leaden clouds.

God's wrath comes with leaden feet, but it strikes with iron hands.

Those who had not been shot fell to the ground to escape the leaden hail.

Her feet were refusing to carry her, leaden and weighty as they seemed.

It was like a rapid, blinding flash of lightning in a leaden sky.

The leaden casting to which the plates of a group are joined.

Thorpe looked at him in his old apathetic, leaden fashion for a little.

WORD ORIGIN

"made of lead," Old English leaden, from lead (n.1) + -en (2). The figurative sense of "heavy, oppressive, dull" is attested by 1570s. Related: Leadenly; leadenness.

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